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Milton Berle

Milton BerleAKA Mendel Berlinger

Born: 12-Jul-1908
Birthplace: Harlem, NY [1]
Died: 27-Mar-2002
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mr. Television


[1] West 118th Street, Harlem, NY.

Father: Moses Berlinger
Mother: Sarah (d. 31-May-1954)
Brother: Phil Berle (b. 21-Jan-1901, d. 2-Jan-1999)
Brother: Francis (b. 1904, d.)
Brother: Jack (b. 1905, d.)
Sister: Rosalind (b. 1913, d.)
Wife: Joyce Mathews (m. 1941, div. 1947, two children adopted)
Wife: Joyce Mathews (remarried, m. 1949, div. 1950)
Wife: Ruth Cosgrove (m. 1953, d. 1989, one child adopted)
Wife: Lorna Adams (m. 1991, until his death)
Slept with:
Aimee Semple McPherson (according to him)
Girlfriend: Pola Negri (according to Berle on Larry King Live)

    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Emmy 1950 Most Outstanding Kinescope Personality
    Emmy 1979 (special, "Mr. Television")
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6263 Hollywood Blvd.
    Rhinoplasty
    Heart Bypass Operation (Jun-1985)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Driving Me Crazy (16-May-1991) · Hotel Clerk
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure (19-Jul-1985) · Himself
    Broadway Danny Rose (27-Jan-1984) · Himself
    Cracking Up (1983)
    The Muppet Movie (22-Jun-1979)
    Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (26-May-1976)
    Lepke (1975)
    Journey Back to Oz (5-Dec-1974) [VOICE]
    Evil Roy Slade (18-Feb-1972)
    Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (19-Mar-1969)
    For Singles Only (5-Jun-1968)
    Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (10-Apr-1968) · The Movie Director
    Who's Minding the Mint? (26-Sep-1967)
    The Happening (Mar-1967) · Fred
    The Oscar (4-Mar-1966) · Kappy Kapstetter
    The Loved One (11-Oct-1965) · Mr. Kenton
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (7-Nov-1963) · J. Russell Finch
    Always Leave Them Laughing (23-Nov-1949) · Kip Cooper
    Margin for Error (8-Jan-1943)
    Over My Dead Body (25-Dec-1942)
    Whispering Ghosts (17-May-1942)
    A Gentleman at Heart (16-Jan-1942) · Lucky Cullen
    Sun Valley Serenade (21-Aug-1941)
    Tall, Dark and Handsome (23-Jan-1941)
    Radio City Revels (11-Feb-1938)
    New Faces of 1937 (2-Jul-1937) · Wallington

Author of books:
Out of My Trunk: Milton Berle's Fabulous Fun-tasy (1945, humor)
Milton Berle: An Autobiography (1974, memoir, with Haskel Frankel)
B. S. I Love You: Sixty Funny Years with the Famous and the Infamous (1988, memoir)
Milton Berle's Private Joke File: Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners (1989, humor)


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